Top Cat’s Back and Applying for a Mortgage in New Ad for Halifax Bank

Halifax Bank - Top Cat

Classic Hanna-Barbera character Top Cat (or T.C. as he’s known to friends) appears in a new ad for Halifax Bank. In the ad Top Cat and Benny visit a Halifax branch to apply (more like beg) for a mortgage to replace their home.

You’d think everything would quickly go south when they did a credit check, but luckily for the gang, all is good and soon they’re living large in a new multi-storey trash can. Officer Dribble is not amused.

the ad was created by adam&eveDDB and was directed by Dom & Nic of Outsider.

[via Creative Review]

UK

WTF? Kids Swear Up a Storm in Smart ForFour Ad

As the saying goes, “kids say the darndest things”, and this ad created by BBDO Berlin for the smart forfour certainly proves that correct. The rationale behind the ad is that if you drive a smart forfour you’re less likely to be suffering from the road rage that produces the bad language that your kids will undoubtedly pick up on.

Agency: BBDO Berlin
Client: Smart (Daimler AG)

Germany

Christie Brinkley reprises Vacation’s ‘Blond in a Red Convertible’ role for Infiniti

There’s no Family Truckster or Chevy Chase in this ad for Infiniti QX60, but that doesn’t stop a seemingly timeless Christie Brinkle – reprising her role from 1981’s National Lampoon’s Vacation , from turning the head of the driver.

At the wheel of the SUV is another actor with a connection to the Vacation movies; Ethan Embry, who played Rusty Griswold in Vegas Vacation. Fans of the first Vacation movie will remember Rusty was played by Anthony Michael Hall.

Agency: CP+B
Client: Infiniti Motor Company Ltd.

United States

Danny Trejo and Steve Buscemi Are Marcia and Jan Brady in Snickers’ Super Bowl Ad

While my favourite Snickers ad will probably always be the one starring Joe Pesci and Don Rickles, a new ad to be broadcast during this year’s Super Bowl may be a close second.

Using the successful formula of; “you’re not you when you’re hungry”, BBDO, New York recreated a clip from the classic Brady Bunch episode where Marcia gets hit in the nose with a football thrown by her brother. In the updated clip, Danny Trejo plays the cranky Marcia and Steve Buscemi makes a surprise appearance as the oft-neglected Jan.

Be sure to watch the “Making Of” video embedded below to see how the director Jim Jenkins and O Positive recreated the Brady’s living room, and how they were able to map the faces of Mike and Carol Brady onto the faces of two modern-day stand-ins.

Snickers – The Making of The Brady Bunch

[via Hollywood Reporter / AdWeek]

United States